Swim Lessons

Updated 12/31/2019


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Infant Swim (Parent/Child)

Parent & Child Aquatics builds basic water safety skills for both parents and children, helping infants and young children ages 6 months to about 3 years become comfortable in the water so they are willing and ready to learn to swim. These basic skills include adjusting to the water environment, showing comfort while maintaining a front or back position in the water and demonstrating breath control, including blowing bubbles or voluntarily submerging under water. Classes are held at Riverview School and are 30 minutes in length.   
Ages: 6 month to 3 years
Location: Riverview School, 4400 Michigan Ave., Manitowoc.
Winter Session: Jan 23-March 12
Thursdays at 6:00 and 6:30pm 
Cost: $35/Res $42/NonRes

Tot Swim/Preschool Aquatics


 Preschool Aquatics gives young children a positive, developmentally appropriate aquatic learning experience that emphasizes water safety, survival and foundational swimming concepts. Skills are age-appropriate, helping participants achieve success on a regular basis while in a class environment with their peers. Classes are held at Riverview School and are 30 minutes in length.
Ages: 3 to 5 years 
Location: Riverview School, 4400 Michigan Ave., Manitowoc. 
Winter Session: Jan 23-March 12
Thursdays at 7:00 and 7:30pm
Cost: $35/Res $42/NonRes

Level 1 - Intro to Water Skills


Level one lessons help participants feel comfortable in the water. Swimmers learn basics of swimming: bobbing, going under water, supported front and back floating, supported rolling over from front to back and back to front, supported gliding, supported flutter kick, supported front crawl arms and jumping in. Classes are 30 minutes in length. Class locations vary seasonally.
Ages & Requirements:
5 years old and older 
Winter Session: Jan 25-March 14
Saturdays at 9:00am OR 9:30am  
Location: Wilson Jr. High, 1201 N 11th Street, Manitowoc. (Door C)  
Cost: $35/Res $42/NonRes


Level 2 - Fundamental Skills


Swimmers should already be able to float on front and back and put head under water. Swimmers will work on: independent front and back floating, independent rolling over from front to back and back to front, independent front and back glides, front crawl arms and kicks, back crawl arms and kicks, retrieving underwater objects, and jumping into water over their head. Classes are 50 minutes in length. Class locations vary seasonally.
Requirements: Successful completion of Level 1
Winter Session: Jan 25-March 14
Saturdays at 10:00am and 11:00am 

Location: Wilson Jr. High, 1201 N 11th Street, Manitowoc. (Door C)
Cost: $35/Res $42/NonRes

Level 3 - Stroke Development


Swimmers should already be comfortable swimming front stroke and swimming on their back. Swimmers will work on: gliding, freestyle with side breathing, backstroke, breast stroke and dolphin kicks, retrieving objects in deeper water, treading water, jumping into deep water and compact dives. Classes are 50 minutes in length. Class locations vary seasonally.
Requirements: Successful completion of Level 2
Winter Session: Jan 25-March 14
Saturdays at 10:00am  

Location: Wilson Jr. High, 1201 N 11th Street, Manitowoc. (Door C)
Cost: $35/Res $42/NonRes

Level 4 - Stroke Improvement


Swimmers should already be able to swim front and back crawl 25 yards. Swimmers will work on: rotary breathing, freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, scissors kick and sidestroke, whip kick and breaststroke, intro to turning at wall, treading water with modified scissors, and diving in kneeling position. Classes are 50 minutes in length. Class locations vary seasonally.
Requirements: Successful completion of Level 3
Winter Session: Jan 25-March 14
Saturdays at 9:00am

Location: Wilson Jr. High, 1201 N 11th Street, Manitowoc. (Door C)
Cost: $35/Res $42/NonRes

Level 5 - Stroke Refinement


Swimmers should already be able to swim freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke 25 yards, scissors kick, whip kick, treading water, and dive. Swimmers will work on: alternate breathing, stride jump, refinement of freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, breaststroke, dolphin kick and butterfly, open turn on front and back, feet-first surface dive, and treading water. Classes are 50 minutes in length. Class locations vary seasonally.
Requirements: Successful completion of Level 4
Winter Session: Jan 25-March 14
Saturdays at 11:00am  

Location: Wilson Jr. High, 1201 N 11th Street, Manitowoc. (Door C)
Cost: $35/Res $42/NonRes

Level 6 - Swimming & Skill

Proficiency


Swimmers should already be able to swim front and back crawl 50 yards, elementary backstroke 25 yards, breaststroke 25 yards, butterfly 25 yards, sidestroke 10 yards, tread water for 3 minutes, and dive. Swimmers will work on front and back crawl flip turn, breaststroke turn, breaststroke speed turn and pullout, butterfly turn, sidestroke turn, pike and tuck surface dive, pike and tuck dive, tread water for five minutes, and basic water rescue.  Classes are 50 minutes in length. Class locations vary seasonally. 
Requirements: Successful completion of Level 5
Winter Session: Jan 25-March 14
Saturdays at 11:00am  

Location: Wilson Jr. High, 1201 N 11th Street, Manitowoc. (Door C)
Cost: $35/Res $42/NonRes

SWIM LESSON FEES*
 
$35.00 resident | $42.00 non resident *unless indicated otherwise.
*Does not include Junior Lifeguarding or Lifeguarding Programs

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Registration may be completed online or by calling the Recreation Office at 920.686.3060 or by stopping in at the Recreation Department located at 3330 Custer Street, Manitowoc.
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8am - 4pm.